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Reefer Madness

By Schlosser, Eric


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In Reefer Madness, the best-selling author of Fast Food Nation investigates America's black market and its far-reaching influence on our society through three of its mainstays -- pot, porn, and illegal immigrants. The underground economy is vast; it comprises perhaps 10 percent -- perhaps more -- of America's overall economy, and it's on the rise. Eric Schlosser charts this growth, and finds its roots in the nexus of ingenuity, greed, idealism, and hypocrisy that is American culture. He reveals the fascinating workings of the shadow economy by focusing on marijuana, one of the nation's largest cash crops; pornography, whose greatest beneficiaries include Fortune 100 companies; and illegal migrant workers, whose lot often resembles that of medieval serfs.
All three industries show how the black market has burgeoned over the past three decades, as America's reckless faith in the free market has combined with a deep-seated puritanism to create situations both preposterous and tragic. Through pot, porn, and migrants, Schlosser traces compelling parallels between underground and overground: how tycoons and gangsters rise and fall, how new technology shapes a market, how government intervention can reinvigorate black markets as well as mainstream ones, how big business learns -- and profits -- from the underground.
With intrepid reportage, rich history, and incisive argument, Schlosser illuminates the shadow economy and the culture that casts that shadow.

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Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Eric Schlosser

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Reefer Madness: ...and Other Tales from the American Underground

Schlosser, Eric

Penguin Books Ltd. PAPERBACK. 0141010762 ADULT PBS (38029) Weight: 145g. / 0.32lbs Great Customer Service! . New. 2004.

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Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Eric Schlosser

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Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Simon & Schuster Audioworks, 2003 Audio Book on 8 CDs in sleeves in a nice box, Box is slightly scuffed with very light bumping, all 8 CDs are in very nice condition, all play very well.. CD. Very Good.

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Reefer Madness: And Other Tales from the American Underground

Schlosser, Eric

Penguin, 2004. Book. New. Paperback. New and in stock. 2/26/2004.

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Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003. First printing. Flatsigned on title page. Author contends that our 'underground economy' (sex, drugss, illegal immigration) is influencing mainstream culture and affecting mainstream business and enterprise in the US. Book unread, near fine. DJ likewise near fine with 'Signed' sticker to front. 310 pp.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

  • Published: 2003
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • ISBN: 9780618334667
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Reefer Madness

Schlosser, Eric

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004. Reprint. Paperback. New. The author of <IT>Fast Food Nation<RO> takes readers on a fascinating tour of the **** economy in America, exploring the markets for pot, pornography, and illegal immigrants that have shaped American life over the past three decades. Reprint. 100,000 ad/promo.SKU: MM-20112867; EAN: 9780618446704

  • Published: 2004
  • Condition: New
  • Edition: Reprint
  • ISBN: 9780618446704
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Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003 Illus. by Nov1105-01. Illustrated.. Hard cover. New. New in New jacket New in New jacket New in New jacket New in New jacket New in New jacket New in New jacket New in New jacket New in new dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 320 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Black market; Business & Economics; California; Economics; General; Migrant agricultural laborers; Non-Fiction; Popular Culture; Sex-oriented businesses; Social Science; United States..

  • Published: 2003
  • Condition: New
  • Edition: Illustrated.
  • ISBN: 9780618334667
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REEFER MADNESS: ...AND OTHER TALES FROM THE AMERICAN UNDERGROUND

SCHLOSSER, ERIC

ALLEN LANE. PAPERBACK. 0713996587 UK BASED SELLER SHIPS DAILY . Very Good.

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Reefer Madness Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Eric Schlosser

Mariner Books. Paperback. New. Paperback. 352 pages. Dimensions: 8.1in. x 5.4in. x 0.9in.Americas black market is much larger than we realize, and it affects us all deeply, whether or not we smoke pot, rent a risqu video, or pay our kids nannies in cash. In Reefer Madness the best-selling author of Fast Food Nation turns his exacting eye on the underbelly of the American marketplace and its far-reaching influence on our society. Exposing three American mainstays pot, porn, and illegal immigrants Eric Schlosser shows how the black market has burgeoned over the past several decades. He also draws compelling parallels between underground and overground: how tycoons and gangsters rise and fall, how new techonology shapes a market, how government intervention can reinvigorate black markets as well as mainstream ones, and how big business learns and profits from the underground. Reefer Madness is a powerful investigation that illuminates the shadow economy and the culture that casts that shadow. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA.

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REEFER MADNESS: SEX, DRUGS, AND CHEAP LABOR IN THE AMERICAN BLACK MARKET

SCHLOSSER, ERIC

NEW YORK: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY. VG/VG. Pages: 310. . 2003. 1ST. HARDCOVER..

  • Published: 2003
  • Condition: VG/VG. Pages: 310.
  • Edition: 1ST
  • ISBN: 9780618334667
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Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, May 8, 2003. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 310 pages. A very clean, tight copy. Record # 452825

  • Published: May 8, 2003
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: 1st
  • ISBN: 9780618334667
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Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Houghton Mifflin, 2003. Hardback. Very Good/No Dust Jacket.

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Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. 0618446702 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Mariner Books, 2004-04-01. Paperback. New. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.

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Reefer Madness: And Other Tales from th eAmerican Underground

Schlosser, Eric

London: Penguin, 2003. 310pp, notes, biblio, index. Trade format paperback in very good condition. An examination of three pillars of America's underground economy, pornography, marijuana and illegal immigration.. Trade Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Reefer Madness: ...and Other Tales from the American Underground

Schlosser, Eric

London, United Kingdom: Penguin Books Ltd, 2004. 221pp. Notes.Bibliography. references. Index. Paperback in as-new condition. 'An amazing secret history of America's favourite vices'. Paperback. As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Reefer Madness : Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Camberwell, Vic, Australia: Allen Lane, 2003 slight yellowing of outer pages. Paper Back. Good. Size F: 9"-10" Tall (228-254mm).

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Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Eric Schlosser

Houghton Mifflin Company , 2004-04-01. softcover. New.

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Reefer Madness: and Other Tales from the American Underground

Eric Schlosser

Pengiun Books, 2004. Edition Unstated. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" . 352 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 0141010762. ISBN/EAN: 9780141010762. Inventory No: 4845. .

  • Published: 2004
  • Condition: Very Good Condition
  • Edition: Edition Unstated
  • ISBN: 9780141010762
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